We're back with another great figure review and this time we have the smallest race in World of Warcraft, Gnomes. Here's a little introduction from WOW Wiki to get things going.
The ingenious gnomes, masters of technology and the former denizens of Gnomeregan, are a race of diminutive humanoids who now live in exile in Tinker Town in the dwarven capital of Ironforge in league with the Alliance.
Now we have the World of Warcraft Action Figure Gnome Warrior: Sprocket Gyrospring up next for review this figure has a lot of accessories so expect a lot of images to load after the break. Don't forget to click on the images for a closer look.
The clamshell cover is fairly the same as with the series 1 figures but this time we have a small comic book to go with the figure. The mini comic book is issue #0 of DC's World of Warcraft Comic and tells the brief origin of Rehgar Earthfury.
Here we have all the pieces you get when you unpack Sprocket Gyrospring. In total you get 8 pieces including the metal rod used to mount it on the stand. So you basically get the main figure and 7 other pieces of accessories.
We have a lot of pieces to cover so let's get to it. First up we have the legs of his mechanical mount. Which has great detail and markings on it plus gold colored bolts. I'm not really a fan of mechanical stuff in World of Warcraft but it's what sets gnomes apart from the other alliance races.
There's also a mound of skulls and a lizard. This is where you stick the metal rod to give the mount a running effect.
One of the best things Sprocket has is his weapon. Apparently he's using the Ashbringer which also has it's own comic book. The gold emblem should look like it's floating but unfortunately the transparent plastic surrounding it looks blurry. But all in all the sculpt on Ashbringer looks great with all the markings and shape of the sword. Oh and that little silver piece there is some kind of face guard that's connected to the mount.
Here's Sprocket himself without all the accessories. He appears to be wearing the Battlegear of Wrath which is done nicely considering his small size the sculpts are still highly detailed as well as the colors. I really like the designs and colors on the blades on his head and shoulders. Here's the turn by turn.
The mount he's using is called a Mechanostrider which is the favorite mount of gnomes in World of Warcraft. It's basically a mechanized version of the tallstrider. So if I haven't confused you enough with Warcraft jargons here it is.
It's the biggest thing in the pack so it basically looks like it's the main figure. There's a lot of great detail put into the sculpt and colors of this figure. I like the colors put on the exhaust pipes and the markings on the seat. The colors of the headlight looks okay but I feel they could've made it more brighter for a better effect.
Here's a closer look at the seat of the mount. Looks like the shell of a turtle with beautiful markings on it. Even the body of the mount is filled with great details and colors.
Even the underside of the mount has great markings on it which tells a lot about how much effort the sculptor put into the details on this figure.
This figure stands at about 10.25" at the highest point. Here's he is with all the accessories attached. I really like the overall pose of the figure. It gives out a dashing battle look.
Here's a closer look at Sprocket while on the mount. The colors blend greatly together with the overall design of the mount and accessories. The skulls accenting his armor are small but the colors still manage to be on the right places with the eyes of the skulls glowing neon green. The back also looks great with a bunch of gold lining the edges of the plates. The details on his small hand has been done greatly with a lot of great colors. The best thing I like about his armor is the blade on his head, you basically have a small axe with a lot of great markings and gold colors.
The Sprocket Gyrospring figure introduces one of the great races in World of Warcraft and I'm really excited to see which other figures this race brings out. So if you're into really small guys and a lot of mechanical stuff this figure should already be in your shelf.
More info: DC Unltd.